MLB – 1987 – Special Legends Feature – Boston Fenway Park – The Story Of An American Tradition

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square….where since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox….which is the city’s American League baseball team….and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.  It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball….and because of its age and constrained location in Boston’s dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood…..the park has been renovated or expanded many times…..thus,…

MLB – 1986 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Unsung Heroes – Tenace + Mazeroski + Carbo Et Al

In this 1986 episode of ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits with host George Grande is titled “World Series Unsung Heroes….features Oakland A’s catcher Gene Tenace….plus St Louis Cardinals’ OF Harry The Hat Walker….along with Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski, with the shot heard round the world…..and last but not least, Red Sox OF Bernie Carbo….as the four featured “Unsung Heroes” of World…

NCAAF – 1985 – Special – The Bonfire An Aggie Tradition – History Of A & M Bonfire Before Texas Game

Aggie Bonfire was a long-standing annual tradition at Texas A&M University….as part of the college rivalry with the University of Texas at Austin.  For 90 years, Texas A&M students, known as Aggies, built and burned a bonfire on campus each autumn….which is known to the Aggie community simply as “Bonfire”….in which this annual autumn event symbolized Aggie students’ “burning desire to beat the hell outta…

NCAAF – 1986 – Cotton Bowl Halftime – Players Of Year Awards + Highlights Of 50 Yrs Of Cotton Bowls

This halftime show from the 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A & M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers…..was not only a game that featured the spectacular Heisman Trophy winning running back “Bo Knows Football” Jackson…..but also was the celebration for the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic….as this halftime also provided a “50 Year History” of the Cotton…

NCAAF – 1986 – Lindsey Nelson Provides A Walk Down Memory Lane Of The First 50 Cotton Bowl Games

This video provides a wonderful walk down memory lane of the first 50 Cotton Bowl Classic games….as told by legendary sportscaster Lindsey Nelson…..who was behind the mike for all 50….as the story of the fabled game went something like this. The Cotton Bowl Classic was founded in Dallas in 1937 at the Texas State Fair Grounds….when…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

MLB – 1985 – Special – The Story Of Stan The Man Musial – With Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

Stan Musial (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man….was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman…..who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals….from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Stan The Man is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in baseball history….which is why he was a…

MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…